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of the higher the rain, a little cooler. most of us sweltering in to the evening, sweltering tomorrow. temperatures now, pushing 100. not quite getting there in baltimore. 99bwi. downtown hotter, we cooked our weather observation stage at the may recall science center can't get a new number out. 98 dc. humidity is high. it is a dangerous heat index value, especially now, western counties, carroll county, western howard county, frederick. columbia, you have higher humidity levels there. oppressive heat indices. do what you can to stay cool. 90s the rest of the evening. we will talk about how hot it gets and how cool we get next week, coming up. >>> day 7, still no power, for more than 19,000 people in our area arundel, more than 1000 people in the dark. no power. baltimore, 10,000. more than 6000 people out in the city, and just under 200 without power in harford county. that's where we find cheryl conner. it is day 7 without power for some people in the forest hill area. how are the people dealing in this extreme heat with no power? >> reporter: harford was not one of the hardest hit
's the same story repeated throughout the country. everybody is miserable. people have come out to talk to us. they want to give us a piece of their mind and bge appeals of their mind. they haven't seen anyone at all. let's put it this way. the misery index is very high. six days without power. it's like watching the same episode of gilligan's island over and over again, and the one you don't like. the same story. however, this time it's in french. these guys are in quebec in the middle of woodlawn trying to restore the power. for the folks they are just glad the crews are in their area. others are just waiting. they are done. complaining doesn't help but it does make you feel better. >> whenever we have major snow storms we always go out. because we always go out we're last served. >> reporter: matt is staying at his elderly brother's home while they're at his brothers. communications with the utility have been frustrating. >> we keep calling and it changes almost every call. you wait a few hours, well now it's 6:30 tomorrow night. there was a bge person with a clipboard and pen walking arou
officers say and invited us for a quick swing. we going on the ride alongs quite often. what are the odds we will find someone texting and driving? >> the odds are very good. >> reporter: the corporal with the police was dead on, we didn't go one light before an officer spotted a driver waiting on the redhead down in her phone. stopped or in motion, texting while behind the wheel is against the law, a lesson learned on route 2, in edgewater. >> i never knew that. yes, i see people all the time using their phone, all the time. i find it so annoying. i would never text while i'm driving. i don't. it's annoying. i get it. i'm not allowed, i didn't know that. >> reporter: she didn't get a ticket which would have been a $70 fine and a point on the license. rather a warning but more importantly face time with an officer to explain the annoyances and the dangers of distracted driving. >> the focus is education. we are not necessarily trying to write tickets, we've done a little bit of both today. >> reporter: so far, since the law went in to effect. arundel county police issued electronic ticket
the story. amazing. tell us. >> reporter: it is amazing stuff. we've been talking about the storm damage. you've got to stay away from those power lines pause of the danger. dylan and his friends didn't note power lines existed. saturday night they're cooped up in the house without air-conditioning. they come back to the car. dylan sees it, make as break for it, goes straight into the power lines. the injuries are tough to look at. >> this is completely the part that's killing me. >> reporter: considering what he's been through, 19-year-old dylan louie is a has few complaints. >> many a lucky i'm alive. >> reporter: the 19-year-old mcdaniela cross play are could have been killed. >> once i gained consciousness, i thought holy crap. what did i just hit. >> reporter: it was a fully active power pole and the wires which he said were strung waist high across the field. he hit them dead on. >> i got hit backward. my hat flew off my head. they said i within the unconscious for 10 to 20 seconds. >> reporter: friends got a picture of the wires, the next morning. >> the -- you could see the two d
morning's board of estimates meeting. >> the security cameras will be used in the application. when the database is complete it will allow police and control rooms to immediately identify a particular area where a crime is. >> reporter: thanks to a donation by the abel foundation the city will now develop a way for businesses and residents to opt in to the existing city watch grid. basically giving police access to the security cameras when a crime happens near them. it's optional but could exponentially increase the reach of catching crime on tape or preventing it. >> when you give us access to the cameras inside of the locations it just further stretches our arms. it gives us more ability to solve crimes. >> reporter: the police department is on board as this new application would give them countless more eyes after a crime happens. a striking for instance is the shooting at a chinese carry out on greenmount avenue last year. this video led to an arrest in the november 2011 shooting. a result police believe they would see more of and more quickly if they already had access to priv
of his home. >> lightning strikes the ground in the u.s. about 30 million times a year. as we witnessed yesterday, that damage can spread instantly. there's piles of charred materials. >> the closer we got to bel air, the worse the lightning got. >> reporter: the victim's next door neighbor billy banham said something was wrong. >> i smelled smoke. walked through my house to the deck and coy seat flames shooting out the back of his house. >> reporter: a professional photographer, john gallagher captured these images as fire consumed the roof. more than three dozen firefighters responded to the scene. fortunately, neighbors say the homeowner, a 72-year-old man, wasn't home at the time. from the back of the home you can see where fire consumed the roof and much of the second floor. >> all the furniture is gone and the back is really bad. >> reporter: for now the home sun inhabitable. it's estimated it will take six months before repairs can be completed and the owner will be able to move back in. we're told lightning can produce a temperature up to 50,000 degrees. if you think your house
us the latest update at this point on james holmes. now the victims families and the police want to know why. the screens and terror inside the midnight premier of the latest batman film warrant the reaction to the reaction happening on scale, the hail of bullets fired by the rampaging gunman. >> gunman. >> reporter: he tossed a smoke grenade and started firing at the crowd. >> all i could think is if i stand up he is going to shoot. that's what he was doing. i was trying to think how i was going to get my kids out of there. >> reporter: movie goers were confused and thought the fire was coming to the action packed movie. >> i see a guy next, a gentlemen sitting next to me getting shot. i realize this is not like part of the movie. there is a gunman, he is shooting everyone. >> reporter: he was wearing a gas mask and bullet proof vest. >> the casings were on my forehead and burning. >> reporter: the suspect, james holmes, 24, was arrested as he left the theater. >> he was apprehendd with three weapons in the car. >> reporter: according to a police officials, holmes said he was
could have suspended the program. it's only been used before at smu in the late 80s. >> suspension of the program would bring significant unintended harm to many who had nothing to did with this case. >> yesterday penn state removed the statue of joe paterno. >> and joe paterno's family released a statement. it reads in part, the sanctions announced by the ncaa defaming the legacy and contributions of a great coach and educator without input from our families or those who knew him best. they went on to say they do not believe the sanctions are a fair and thoughtful action and describe them as a panicked response to the public's understandable repull son at what sandusky did. >>> questions. that's what some are calling them. some may be worse than the so-called death penalty that the school had feared. brian kuebler continuing the coverage. >> reporter: the ncaa said taking away football all together at penn state was too broad of a punishment and that the sanctions they did change will help choose the culture there a move spurring plenty of debate. this morning at 9:00 sharp the ot
and others considering civil lawsuits are also looking over the report. it could used in future litigation. >> now the penn state report is a blueprint for how a major public institution failed to guard against one of the most unthinkable crimes. some experts say it is a road map in how to prevent it. brian is here with more on how they see the situation. >> reporter: this was a massive failure, right there in black and white, but some say it's an important read. for students and just about anyone else closely connected to penn state this latest report is yet another challenge to what some of them believe. >> i think from the very beginning that the coach was airscape goat. i believe that some people are guilty but i think it's a very few and i think that the football program really had nothing to do with it. it was a few people in administration. >> reporter: and while this report blames very few, paterno and the football program is chief among them. 14 years jerry sandusky was protected by leaders at penn state while who knows how many were very much not. >> they chose to continue to
of us for the next 24 to 48 hours. take a look across the state now, a couple of showers, those are just about done but are one of the big stories of the day, that heat wave breaking, low 80s east of the baltimore and new york, for the most part we stayed out of the 90s with that cool northeasterly flow coming in. we'll talk about how things developed through the rest of the week. >>> thanks a lot. the heat wave may have broken, but it's still uncomfortable for the folks without power after bge had said they restored, the storms knocked power to about 15,000 people, and you know, just like most of us, much of the country is saying guidry dance to that triple -- guidry dense to that triple digit heat. >> reporter: finally, the words that so many sweating americans have been waiting to hear. >> the big news is the heat wave is over. >> reporter: over the weekend devastating storms with a historic heat wave, eleven straight days of temperatures around 100 degrees around the nation. at the rangers game last night, this thunder clap freaked out the players and the umpire and sent them scrambl
-old. police say the 36-year-old met the victim through the i-phone app call the grinder. he was using a profile under the name steve. he drove to an area near the boy's home after setting up the meeting with him. he is charged with solicitation of a minor and a sex offense. he is being held on 75,000 dollars bail. police want anyone with any information on him to call this number on the screen. >>> the man claimed claim claimed that sandusky abused him will sue. they said they investigated and gearinged overwhelming evidence of the abuse. penn state said it can't comment on any pending lawsuits. during the trial prosecutors said that they didn't know the identity of the boy molested by him in 2001, that is the one witnessed by a former grad assistant. he reported it to school officials including joe paterno but nobody told police. >>> and now the latest tonight on the colorado theater shooting, investigators are going over that notebook that james holmes sent to a university of colorado counselor. he had been a student at the school until he dropped out in june. through it, looking f
to use the east-west roads. don't forget, you can go to abc2.com time saver traffic, plus get a look right from our website at abc2.com and click on traffic. >>> 11 years ago the howard street tunnel fire caused a nightmare. it caused when two cars derailed. then a fire burned. a water main broke. smoke poured out sewer grates. several days of work were missed. even three orioles games had to be canceled. >>> a bus filled with members of an -- an israeli youth group exploded. six were killed. 32 were hurt. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu called it a terror attack and he promised a response. >>> an anne arundel judge threw the book at tommy clack. it could be the end of the line for tommy clack. joce sterman is back with some of the tough words. >> calling him a shameless swindler and a rotten cook, the judge sentenced clack to two years in prison. he pleaded guilty back if march to acting as a contractor without lap license and selling home improvements without a license. prosecutors say he scammed nine people in aa county charging some tens of thousands for paving he was
controls that threatened to put them out of business. jeff joins us now with more on some of these proposed changes. >> reporter: kelly, opponents of the regulations say the governor and department of agriculture have simply caved in to environmentalists and are putting an undue burden on farmers. he's been up since 2:30 in the morning. he was running his small dairy farm here in baltimore county. after all, he has no choice. >> it's harder and harder to compete. the prices are declining. all our other inputs, energy costs, are all increasing. feed costs are going up. and so it's been harder. >> reporter: new regulations designed to clean up the chesapeake bay may might his job evennen tougher. >> one farmer got an estimate that it would cost up to $100,000 just to add 12 inches to his manure storage tank. >> reporter: the senator says that measure, coupled with the rule, will deny their use for planting and watering animals. >> since the 80's, we've seen about a 50% reduction in the cattle population in maryland, a 90% reduction in hog and swine production. >> reporter: maryland farmers al
. more than a dozen buses use light street and redwood. we'll have an update and more on whales going on out here at 6:00. reporting live, roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >>> you know, the break is in such a busy area. we're talking about the heart of downtown baltimore. jeff hager joins us with more on that portion of the study. >> reporter: there's no question that road closures are costing commuters time. along with the jack hammers, add in detours and it has changed the normal flow of baltimore. it's also knocked out wreart to businesses along light street like those housed in the old you nighted way building. >> it was horrible. water came in everywhere, started flowing in the basement. we have client file unless the basement. so we'll have to go down and sift through them and see what's what. it's like dead. even now, this morning, we came in. >> reporter: next door, the owner of freshy's restaurant began calculating the lost business. >> as workers focused on running temporary lines to businesses to restore their water service, those on a side street took a lighter side to it. e
in and out of the water. >> he was someone when speaking to other swimmers i could use him as an example as to how to practice, the types of questions to ask, how to set goals and how to bounce back after something doesn't go your way and how to respond and move forward. >> eric was his coach for the 100-meter fly for a year h. was someone who they could depend on to do his best saying he was a gunmen. >> you could replace him because of the positive qualities he brought. he was more than just the times. we are going to miss his enthusiasm day in and out and competitive spirit is going to be missed the most. >> going in to his senior year , the school driekd hip as a leader and well liked by classmates. in a statement the school says he was joyful and spent countless hours swimming in the classroom his teachers called him a quiet leader with a strong sense of character. arrangements have been made. he will be remembered in a mass of christian burial saturday at the cathedral in baltimore. service begins at 10:00 a.m. he died on one of the deadliest days, july 9th is the 8th deadliest day
: but not everybody is frustrated. >> i don't think it hit us to be honest. >> reporter: despite a giant tree crushing three of her family's cars, she is thoofl we were on the way out. my husband was going to park the car swore -- somewhere else. >> reporter: the insurance will handle that. as for the tree -- >> it takes time what can you do? >> reporter: so the people on this block are without power. this big tree within the down. these have been here 25 years. this one went down. the others fell like a set of dominoes. julie is the only one with a clear path. she took a big leap over her ivy. her neighbors, it's not as easy. these are city planted trees put into the ground more than 20 years ago. they made that call to 311. they will have to wait for services. we are told the department of transportation was out inspecting sidewalks, but they have big priorities, traffic lights out, road closed. as for now, judy and her neighbors will have to wait. joce sterman, abc2 news. >> you heard a lot about neighbors coming out to help neighbors. >> reporter: they're checking on each other. moss of the people
except use up a lot of energy that i don't have to spare. it's been chaotic. >> reporter: but that soon may change. bge showed up on this street today and so did the tree trimmers. work started on the dangling power lines and limbs. bge can't predict when power will be restored but it's a sign of progress many neighbors are not seeing. >> it's positive. better than no bge trucks on the street. we've heard different things all week. >> reporter: in the meantime this block will go on with its impromptu 4th of july party and hoping that it will pay off with lights in their homes by the time baltimore lights up the sky. in north baltimore, brian kuebler, abc2 news. >> let's see how anne arundel is doing. you still have over 10,000 without power. job ratetors supplying air and lights are starting to -- generators supplying air and lights are starting to wind down. we run into chris boss who is saluting the linemen. >> real appreciative. these guys deserve a lot of credit. this is tough being out here in the heat and the sun. gong i can do -- i don't think i can do it. >>> a western maryland
is also urging people to use the buddy s don't walk aon -- system. don't walk alone. >>> a baltimore man is in custody charged with rape, kidnapping and false imprisonment. about 4 a.m. saturday morning two women came into the police station saying they had been sexually assaulted and another man was holding a woman at gun point. officers found him and took him into custody. the woman said they had just met him. two slough them caught him sexually assaulted the third. when they tried to stop him, he shot twice in their direction. none of the women were hit. dash is being held at the allegheny county detention center without bond. >>> two speed cameras were vandalized. >> reporter: one of the vandalized cameras sits between a high school and elementary school. while home who live there aprsh hate keeping the speed in check, others sent a very different message. this is where the camera was, because after this weekend this looked like this. baltimore county police say vandals spray painted the lens of this speed camera and kicked it loose o foundation. >> people obviously, are not happy wi
is back with us safe and healthy. we want to thank everyone for their tremendous support, especially all of the law enforcement agencies that worked so hard and so quickly. this is an ongoing investigation. so i hope everyone understands we can't comment further. all right. we want to go back in time to where police said the 911 call was made that started this unbelievable story. brian kuebler with more. >> reporter: all police will tell us is there was a 911 call describes a suspicious vehicle. that call came in from the ebb ben niecer -- ebenezer road and whitemarsh. federal authorities stopped by earlier in the day asking each business about its surveillance video. managers at both locations said the feds were interested in any cameras that had any view of ebenezer road. authorities wanted to know if a camera caught it. both businesses said none of their surveillance cameras are trained on the main road and may not be of any help. right now we're left that vague description of the suspect who police said in their news conference today may still be armed and preassumed dangerous. brian
ripken abduction. abc2 news jeff hager joins us with the latest. >> reporter: the suspect drove vi ripken around for almost 24 hours but he also appeared on video in anne arundel county. police will only say it's from a retail business and describe has white male with a baseball cap and a light shirt wearing eyeglasses. and images generated 50 calls to a specially established tips line since its release last week. now investigators are looking for more leads. >> trying to get this to anne arundel county, pushed down further. so, yes, it's taken some time. >> reporter: today police also released this composite sketch of the man based on eye witness accounts. if you think you recognize the man you're asked to call the hotline. you can romaine anonymous. information leading to a conviction will earn you a reward of $2,000. >>> today was the last day on the job for police commissioner fred bealefeld, but he didn't leave his office without sitting down with brian kuebler for an exclusive interview. >> reporter: fred bealefeld turns 50 next month, the best mile marker, he said. in just h
of the top killers in the u.s. the first thing you need to do is seek shelter when one of the storms pop up. your home, nearby building, even crore car is better than being outside. you can still be hurt even inside the car. the best thing is to install a lightning rod. >>> you can get plenty of severe warnings we they come our way. just did to abc2news.com. >> it seems the governor has enough support to hold a session to discuss expanding casinos in maryland. we have the latest on it. >> reporter: today the governor announced a special session for the general assembly on august 9th. the governor is troying it revolve important issues around an expanded gambling bill. >> all of us know very, very well how this issue can be for us and our general assembly. that is why i want to us resolve this issue now. >> reporter: many republicans and many democrats are dpns the special session. instead of a special session for a casino we should discuss policies benefiting all of maryland's working families. state leaders said they should think big picture. >> holding not just the counties harmless but a
to a big change tomorrow. that's coming up. >>> you know, we all use the atm once in awhile. tonight the police want you to be extra careful. an armed robber has been taring -- targeting people in catonsville. jeff? >> reporter: twice in june and now twice over the weekend police believe the same man has committed these robberies at various banks within a few blocks of the beltway it. targets people either seeking them on foot or in the driveway and commits the crimes between 9:30 and 10:00 on saturdays and sundays. >> the suspect is a black male about 5'9" to 5'10" and arrives at the atm in some kind of vehicle. >> reporter: the robber struck at various places. he's also grown bolder each time, demanding the bank card, pin number and car keys from his latest victim on sunday. police said to be aware of your surroundings and try to choose a machine that's well lit. jeff hager, abc2 news. >>> it was a year ago we were telling you about a triple shooting. ed faces have no answers. brian kuebler is here to explain. >> reporter: they why all shot to death a year ago. police have worked t
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